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Please don't give me that look.

The Owl Whisperer (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Jun 21, 2014 - 49 comments

The goat says "Meh"

Visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. Now translate it. Derek Abbott of The University of Adelaide (previously) has compiled "the world’s biggest multilingual list" of animal sounds, commands, and pet names.
posted by Room 641-A on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

Kuu the Screech Owl having a bath and then being dried.

Kuu the Screech Owl having a bath and then being dried.
posted by Evilspork on Jan 31, 2014 - 45 comments

Smoke and Frost, separated too soon.

Fum, the feline half of the Internet-famous cat/owl duo Fum and Gebra, passed away on May 4 from renal obstruction due to feline urologic syndrome. He was three human years old. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 13, 2013 - 17 comments

Getting Stuffed

David Sedaris buys an owl.
posted by Artw on Apr 14, 2013 - 22 comments

Mmm. Crickets.

Dumbo the Owl seems to like living with his people. [via]
posted by quin on Apr 2, 2013 - 15 comments

"Everyone loves owls. Even mammalogists love owls."

Why are owls so wise? Perhaps it's because they're utter badasses.
Ferocity is essential for a bird whose frigid, spotty range extends across northeastern China, the Russian Far East and up toward the Arctic Circle, one that breeds and nests in the dead of winter, perched atop a giant cottonwood or elm tree, out in the open, in temperatures 30 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Dr. Slaght’s colleague Sergei Surmach videotaped a female sitting on her nest during a blizzard. “All you could see at the end was her tail jutting out,” Dr. Slaght said.
The New York Times Science section gives an update on some current owl research. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Feb 28, 2013 - 46 comments

Florida woman finds owl stuck in her car grill

Woman thought she hit, killed bird
posted by cjorgensen on Feb 26, 2013 - 50 comments

Turn It To The Left! Now Turn it To The right!

Brown Owls Display Remarkable Head Stability (via)
posted by The Whelk on Nov 2, 2011 - 46 comments

OWL FOND OF EVERYONE

Rescued Owl returns to care for other injured birds (ands one cat)
posted by The Whelk on Oct 9, 2011 - 93 comments

We Are Very Musical.

Owls Dance To The Beat.
posted by The Owls on Jun 18, 2011 - 27 comments

Together we shall conquer the cupboard

Cat and Owl are Friends ( SLYT )
posted by The Owls on May 14, 2011 - 46 comments

The Owls Are Not What They Seem.

Laughing Owls. That is all.
posted by The Owls on Apr 5, 2011 - 31 comments

Cannabis culture

Cannabis Culture
posted by twoleftfeet on Apr 3, 2011 - 59 comments

o rly?

Cute Owl Hunts Invisible Prey
posted by cjorgensen on Nov 26, 2010 - 89 comments

Raptors, Owls, Bats Guard South African World Cup Stadium

Open air sports stadiums often have issues with birds, insects, and other wildlife. Common preventative measures include ultrasonic devices and bird netting. But Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium - one of the venues for the 2010 World Cup - has taken an all-natural approach. It is working with the Urban Raptor Project to install raptors, bats, and owls to patrol the stadium for various pests, while a trained peregrine falcon chases away crows. This is not a new technique - Millennium Stadium in Wales has long used a Harris Hawk for bird control. But according to the NMB stadium manager, it "is the only stadium with a programme like this in place as a pest deterrent".
posted by gemmy on May 31, 2010 - 12 comments

An irruption! Of owls!

"[Irruption] is the term birders use to describe an unusual mass movement of birds into an area. But even that big word fails to capture what happened last winter when thousands of owls descended on northern Minnesota." [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 16, 2009 - 70 comments

Learn it, in the name of Science.

Squid and Owl is a poetical, scientifical, graphical design project by John Holbo. Kind of Dr. Seuss meets Dave Eggers meets Bill Nye the Science Guy. [via Bruce Schneier's Friday Squid Blogging series]
posted by silby on Aug 15, 2009 - 6 comments

Everyone is fond of owls

A Malay Eagle owl acting kittenish for the camera (via Metchat via Notquitemaryann )
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2009 - 47 comments

You don't want to meet these guys in a dark alley that's for sure

Baby owl trying to swallow rat. [youtube] [gif]
posted by 31d1 on Mar 30, 2009 - 61 comments

Being the object of scrutiny, university owls say "Whom?"

Owl Cam. Physics professor sees Great Horned Owl nesting outside window & sets up webcam. [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Apr 2, 2008 - 116 comments

Chainsaw sculpture!

Chainsaw carving. For kids, too! Videos of some neat carvings in progress.
posted by Upton O'Good on Aug 2, 2007 - 8 comments

Great Horned Owls on Bernal Hill

In the winter of 2007, a pair of great horned owls was staying at the top of Bernal Hill. On April 9th, one of these amazing creatures was found dead. And today, July 19th, the body of the other was found as well. The first died of an avian herpes virus. We still don't know what killed the second. These owls were great ambassadors of nature to our hill, and we'll miss them.
posted by subaruwrx on Jul 31, 2007 - 39 comments

...or a lover's lute.

The first coin? The Lydian Lion, the Athenian Owl, and other intriguing numismatic articles with a particular eye toward the ancient.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 6, 2007 - 10 comments

O Brother

W32/Hoots-A : Where overworked internet fads leave the basement and become exposed to the harsh light of day. "Why the author should want to print out pictures of an owl is, of course, anybody's guess..."
posted by setanor on May 15, 2006 - 30 comments

It's Semantic

The Future of the Web
A fascinating, breathless hour-long talk (+Q&A) recently given by Sir Tim (mp3 & mp4, no transcript available). For the lazy, this recent interview covers much the same ground. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Apr 2, 2006 - 16 comments

Owls are rad.

Owls are rad. Sometimes they look kind of metallic and scary, sometimes wise, sometimes puzzled, and sometimes like skulls, (Index); sometimes they sound like dogs or pigs, sometimes they sound like a little train, sometimes they sound alarmed, (Index of MP3s); sometimes you come across an extensive gallery of Central and North American owls with pictures, ranges, video, and even a description of the '04-'05 Northern Owl Invasion; sometimes it's a dynamic range map of Owls of the Western Hemisphere; sometimes it's the OwlCam homepage with downloadable owl movies, sometimes it's a series of articles on all things owl; sometimes at BiologyBase it's a printable owl sighting lifelist, sometimes it's Ruru, the morepork, New Zealand's native owl at NZBirds. Or, w0t! w0t!, it's attracting barn owls and building nest boxes at World Owl Trust. Previous MeFi birding FPP.
posted by OmieWise on Mar 28, 2006 - 34 comments

It's nice to know that people can still have big dreams.

It's nice to know that people can still have big dreams. This is not hallucination; these guys are very serious and very practical and their credentials suggest that they know exactly what they're doing. It's the same team which is just finishing the Very Large Telescope project, which when complete will be the biggest scope in the world, and will be more sensitive and get better pictures than the Hubble. Scopes #1 and #2 are now online, #3 is in engineering shakeout, and first light for #4 is coming shortly. All four scopes will work together to generate images using interferometry.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jun 17, 2000 - 2 comments

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